2020 has been a year of new experiences, twists and turns. I think we can all agree that while it’s safe to say we want this year over with, we’ve still learned some new things about ourselves – and that’s never a bad thing! We asked our employees to share some of their favorite lessons from this year that we will never forget. Here are the top 20, counting down to what we thought was the very best:
20. Almost anything can be done online.
19. I memorized the entire Hamilton soundtrack and got a very specific history lesson.
18. I’ve learned a lot about how to dress for Zoom and the importance of being on mute.
17. Before 2020 I always avoided working from home like the plague. But in March once I got my monitor, keyboard, and workstation all set up I learned that it can be great! Beyond missing the weekly popcorn treat, ping pong games in our lobby and seeing people in real life … dare I say – I like it better?!
16. What six feet apart actually looks like.
15. That I touch my face way too often.
14. When you see hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes and toilet paper on the store shelf, you buy them, even if they are five times the normal price.
13. Positivity is key.
12. How much I miss going to a spin class with a big group of people in an enclosed, dark room.
11. Ordering Uber Eats isn’t that exciting when you do it every weekend.
10. I learned that my family cannot listen to an entire song. Alexa pretty much hates us now! I guess I’m still a work in progress because this drives me crazy!
9. I learned that I don’t need to be on the go all the time on the weekends. It’s nice to do nothing at all, sitting on my porch with a hot cup of coffee and a good book.
8. I learned how rewarding it is to rescue a dog. #whorescuedwho?
7. The main lesson I learned was to be more patient. I know this is a boring one but I realized I was not as patient as I thought I was. With all the time I’ve had to reflect (on everything), this has been my biggest lesson.
6. Even after eight seasons, I’m somehow still not sick of watching the Great British Bake Off.
5. Teachers deserve so much appreciation for all that they do!
4. Something as small as getting a new house plant can be very exciting.
3. I’ve learned that free time is a blessing, but also something that can be easily taken advantage of.
2. Grandparents are amazing (we already knew this)! Mine learned how to FaceTime / Zoom at 80+. They’re a great reminder to never stop learning and trying new things.